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Living With Nature Monthly Program

Join us for another season of free monthly programs to entertain,  inform and educate. Invited speakers present topics related to bird biology and ecology, global and regional birding hot spots, and conservation issues that affect birds and their habitats. Program locations in Tucson, Green Valley and Oro Valley, the latter program begins in 2018. Bookmark for updated talk details and speaker biographies. Do you have ideas for future Living with Nature topics and speakers? Contact Katie Brown, events coordinator at or call 520-629-0510 x 7012.

GREEN VALLEY   first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., October through April 2018
Venue: Green Valley Recreation’s Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622
See map
aturday, December 2
Making a Difference for Native Wildlife
with Maddox Wolfe, Bob Buehler and Charlene Westgate 

Did you know that you can provide critical habitat for Arizona’s wildlife in your own backyard? Become part of the growing movement to create pockets of habitat within our towns and cities that are essential to the survival of native birds, butterflies, bees, and more! Join Maddox Wolfe, Charlene Westgate and Pima Master Gardener, Bob Buehler, for an informative panel discussion about Tucson Audubon Society’s new public program, Habitat at Home and permaculture landscape design. No seat registration necessary.
Photo credit: Dan Weisz. Desert Hackberry is a favorite of Pyrrhuloxia for nesting sites and food.

TUCSONThursday 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Venue:  REI Tucson map
See REI’s website to register as we expect this talk to be popular

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation with Robin Motzer
As people move into uninhabited places wildlife loses habitat. Wildlife is forced to find a new home, one that is not already claimed by predators and this may create an increase in conflicts with humans and animals. Join this Living with Nature program presented by Tucson Wildlife Center’s development and community relations director, Robin Motzer, as we share harmonious coexist tips and stories.
Topics include: How to rescue an injured, ill or orphaned wildlife; Desert wildlife facts and frequently asked questions; and Humans are animals too. Note: due to the stress placed on animals when going off-site, Tucson Wildlife Center does not bring them to presentations.
Photo credit: Tucson Wildlife Center

ORO VALLEY –  Saturdays, Noon to 1 p.m.
WNPA Western National Parks Association 12880 N Vistoso Village Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85755 See map  
Please RSVP to Telephone: 520-622-6014 as space is limited at WNPA to 60 seats per lecture.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
What to Do When You Encounter Wildlife
presented by
 Robin Motzer
Tips, facts and safety on living with wildlife. Sometimes people don’t always know the best approach to dealing with animals, and other times misinformation is to blame. How can you, your neighbors, and your community help wildlife and coexist peacefully?  Learn tips on taking a diplomatic, friendly approach to educating your neighbors who may not know the best approach to harmoniously live with wildlife, and how to make them more receptive to changing their behavior. Robin Motzer is Development/ Community Relations for Tucson Wildlife Center, Inc. Her talk includes: How to rescue an injured, ill or orphaned wildlife; Desert wildlife facts and frequently asked questions; Humans are animals too. Photo credit: Robin Motzer; baby hummingbirds.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447